Fodor's Expert Review Penny Cluse Cafe

$ Burlington American

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

The lines can be long on weekends to enter this popular breakfast and brunch spot, but it's for a reason. The bright, warm ambience makes a perfect setting for breakfast, brunch, or lunch, with inventive versions of the classic dishes, like fritatta-stuffed breakfast burritos layered with local cheddar and avocado crema; slabs of griddled homemade banana bread with maple-walnut cream cheese; and hearty rice bowls with escabeche-style vegetables. The café's sister restaurant, Lucky Next Door, is, well, right next door for much of the same menu and shorter waiting times, plus cocktails, wine, espresso and house-made baked goods to-go.

American Breakfast Lunch Brunch $ Family

Quick Facts

169 Cherry St.
Burlington, Vermont  05401, USA


Known For:
  • Gingerbread-blueberry pancakes
  • "zydeco" breakfast with andouille sausage and corn muffins
  • Photo ops for local and visiting politicians
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No dinner

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